I do a lot of printing of cardstock from Photoshop CS3.
Is there anyway I can print on paper or card that is more than 150gsm?
I have bought some lovely cardstock that I want to print on but even when I feed through only one page at a time it jams.
I have looked in properties to see if there is a setting for thicker paper but I could not find any thing.
I feel like throwing the printer through the window (Is that an overeaction)....
If this is not the type of printer suitable for what I am trying to do any suggestions for the type of printer more suitable for my needs would be much appreciated.
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
Are you using original HP toners or 3rd party (refills)? We have had issues with some 3rd party toners not bonding properly on heavier media. How heavy a cardstock are you trying to print on? If it is heavier than the highest rated paper for this printer then it may not bond at all, regardless of toner used. The heaviest paper that HP rates for this printer is 43 lb/bond. A lot of cardstock starts at around 65 lb/bond.
This can be caused by the cardstock slipping to one side as it prints. Make sure when you print you are using the card stock settings found under your printer setup - paper type. Check to make sure that the paper you are usng is meant for your printer, most printers are meant for up to a certain pound of paper eg 120lbs. and going over this could mean that the paper is too heavy for your printer which causes the rollers to slip as it pulls the paper through your printer.
You will need to use the manual feed and insert the cardstock one page at a time. First look at the rear of the printer for a purple dial. Roll the dial downward. This will allow the printer to exit straight out the back of the machine. Allow enough room at the rear of the printer so the cardstock doesn't hit anything on the way out. Next look at the front of the machine at the **** just above the paper tray. You'll see an envelope icon. Align the cardstock when manual feeding one sheet at a time to the left side of the **** next to the envelope icon. When you hit "file, print" select MANUAL FEED in the print window.
The 4L will only do cardstock by one at a time in the way noted above as the feed system isn't strong enough to make the sharp bend coming out of the tray or in the back to bend it around and into the top tray.
To print card stock you must us the manual slot in the front of the printer and feed one at a time. Also open the back flap door so the card stock can exit out the back instead of trying to bend around for the try. That will give you the staight paper path that your thick stock needs.